Beehive pumpkin bread
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Title: Beehive pumpkin bread
Categories: Breads & bi
Yield: 16 Servings
3 1/4 c All-purpose flour; (to 3 3/4
2 pk Active dry yeast
1/4 ts Ground ginger
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/8 ts Ground cloves; (to 1/4 tsp)
1/4 c Milk
1/4 c Packed brown sugar
2 tb Butter or margarine
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Canned pumpkin
3/4 c Raisins
In a large mixing bowl stir together 1 1/2 cups of the flour, yeast,
ginger, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside. In a 1-quart saucepan heat and
stir milk, brown sugar, margarine or butter, and salt just till warm
(120 - 130 F) and margarine is almost melted. Add to the flour
mixture; add pumpkin.
Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the
sides of the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using
a spoon, stir in raisins and as much of the remaining flour as you
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the
remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and
elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly
greased bowl; turn once to grease the surface. Cover and let rise in
warm place till double (30 to 45 minutes).
Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and
let rest 10 minutes. Lightly grease an 8x4x2" loaf pan. Shape dough
into a loaf; place in the prepared pan. Cover and let rise till
double (25 to 30 minutes).
Brush top with milk. Bake in a 375 F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or
till loaf sounds hollow when tapped. If necessary, cover with foil
the last 10 to 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Remove from pan.
Cool on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).
CFF Shared by Lei Devries, Nov 97
NOTES : Members of the Historical Society fire up a beehive-shaped
brick oven early in the morning to bake breads and pies for their
fall feast. Such ovens were the heart of every colonial home and
baking in them was an all-day affair. Contributor: The Chadds Ford
Historical Society, Chadds Ford, PA
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